Web 2.0 saw a promise of online collaboration for social good. But is the party over? Or at least, has the shine come off?
by Chris Bolton
Way back in 2008 I read ‘Wikinomics’ by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, and it pretty much changed my life. At the core of Wikinomics was the idea that the large scale collaboration of people online, was going to change everything we do. The ‘phrase d’jour’, was Web2.0; used a lot at the time to describe the ideas around ‘online mass collaboration’, including what we now recognise as social media.